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Mal de Debarquement Syndrome

A support page for people with MDDS

Mal de Debarquement Syndrome
A persistent rocking or disequilibrium sensation after prolonged exposure to motion
Pronounce How to pronounce mal de debarquement

UPDATE: Mal de debarquement syndrome is often abbreviated to just mal de debarquement (MDD) in the literature. This unfortunately often gets confused with the more common "major depressive disorder" also abbreviated as MDD. Thus, we are endeavouring to get people to refer to it as MDDS to avoid this confusion.

Take the new Mal de Debarquement Syndrome online survey!new

See the preliminary statistics from the survey (last updated May 15, 2003)


Welcome to the Mal de Debarquement Syndrome (MDDS) support page, a page designed for people who have this rare and poorly understood vestibular disorder.

The goal of this page is to:

  • gather together information to help people with mal de debarquement
  • provide a support group to discuss what does and doesn't seem to work in coping with MDDS
  • contact other MDDS patients around the world
  • learn more about the current medical knowledge with respect to MDDS
  • discover other resources and information concerning MDDS

Disclaimer: The advice given on this page should not be construed as expert medical advice. You should always consult your doctor before undertaking any course of treatment.

How do I use this site?

You can navigate around this site by using the links at the left hand side of the page. In particular, you can visit:

Current Knowledge
Find out the current knowledge (limited as it may be) in so far as it applies to mal de debarquement syndrome, including a description, diagnosis and suggested treatments, as well as other conditions which are sometimes confused with MDDS.
MDDS Support
This is the main support area of the site. If you have something to contribute, you can always do so anonymously. You can read case histories of people who have MDDS, and read or post messages to an interactive forum about your MDDS experiences.
Go here to find the latest updates to the site together with recent discoveries or articles published about MDDS
Other Resources
Find links to other sites on the Web dealing with MDDS, support organizations (names and addresses), and listings of articles which have appeared offline.

Who runs this page?

My name is Evan Torrie, and I have had MDDS since May 1995. I have set up this page to try and rectify the paucity of information on MDDS, and help people who (like myself) have felt alone in trying to cope with MDDS.

If you want, you can always email me

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"May your seas always be calm"

MDD support site designed by Evan Torrie
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